09/21/2006 11:00PM

Breezy Knob adds Quigley to stallion roster


Quigley, a son of top young sire Indian Charlie, has been retired to stud at Brian and Pamela Mandryck's Breezy Knob Farm in Ava, N.Y., a few miles north of Rome in Oneida County.

A multiple allowance winner who won 6 of 13 starts at five different tracks, including Aqueduct, Monmouth, and Delaware Park, Quigley will stand for a fee of $2,000 for the 2007 breeding season.

Owned by Puglisi Stable and trained by Steve Klesaris, Quigley earned $175,164 and finished off the board only twice in his career, while winning at distances from six furlongs to 1 1/16 miles.

He defeated more than 25 stakes horses, including Grade 1 winner Peeping Tom at equal weights going seven furlongs, and Grade 3 winner Absent Friend while conceding two pounds.

Brian Mandryck credited bloodstock agent Mike Slezak for bringing Quigley to his attention.

"He's a gorgeous animal," said Mandryck. "He's kind of intriguing and he was a heck of a racehorse. He brings a little bit different bloodline to New York. There aren't many Indian Charlies out there right now, and he's hot."

Quigley will be the first son of Indian Charlie to stand in New York.

Indian Charlie, by In Excess, won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby and finished third to Real Quiet and Victory Gallop in the 1998 Kentucky Derby. He is the sire of the top-class New York-bred mare Fleet Indian, a leading candidate for an Eclipse Award and highly ranked contender for the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

Indian Charlie is also the sire of Grade 1 winner Pampered Princess and New York-bred 3-year-old Indian Hawke, winner of the Albany Handicap at Saratoga. He is the sire of 26 stakes winners from his first four crops to race.

Quigley is out of 11-time winner Scratch Dancer, a daughter of Naevus who comes from an outstanding family.

She is out of the Vice Regent mare Clipsydra, whose dam Banderole, by Hoist the Flag, is a half-sister to Kentucky Oaks winner Sweet Alliance.

Sweet Alliance is the dam of Irish Derby winner Shareef Dancer, Kentucky Jockey Club winner War Deputy, and Zaffaran, a group-placed runner in England.

The family also includes Mizzen Mast, winner of the Malibu Stakes, and Dancing Champ, winner of the Massachusetts Handicap.

"We're a small operation and one of our criteria is having a stallion that is manageable," said Mandryck. "The word I got on him was that Quigley is a total gentleman, and it's true."

Wheelaway colt sells for six figures

A New York-bred colt from the second crop of Wheelaway was purchased for $125,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Joe Brocklebank made the buy from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

The colt is out of Georgies Doctor, a multiple stakes winner by Barachois who placed in the Grade 3 Forward Gal Stakes and whose daughter Personal Fantasy is the dam of stakes-placed Martys Expectation.

Wheelaway stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbred Farm in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

A son of Unbridled, Wheelaway won the Tampa Bay Derby and finished third in the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes.

New York sire Hook and Ladder was represented by a filly who sold for $60,000 at Keeneland.

She was purchased by Norman E. Casse from the consignment of Burleson Farms LLC and is from Hook and Ladder's first crop.

The filly is out of Midnight Tank, by Tank's Prospect, and is a half-sister to stakes-placed runners Tank's Expectation and Battle Tank.

Hook and Ladder stands at Lakland North LLC, in Hudson, N.Y. He won the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Sprint and placed in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap.